ZACK WHEELERS(9246423-0)-Atlanta Braves(41-28)
*Mets Record is actually 25-39
GEE: Gee was impressive on Wednesday, striking out seven during 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Cardinals with his spot in the rotation potentially on the line because of the impending arrival of Zack Wheeler.
HUDSON: Hudson has pitched into the eighth inning in two of his past three starts and fixed the mechanical issues that haunted him in May. He is winless in his past seven starts. But he is 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA in six home starts.
HARVEY: Harvey took his first loss of the season last time out against the Cardinals, despite allowing only one run in seven innings. That snapped a franchise-record streak of 13 consecutive unbeaten starts to open the season.
WOOD: After six relief appearances, Atlanta's second-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft will make his first Major League start against the team he grew up rooting for. Wood has nine strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of work.
ZACK WHEELER!!!!: The Mets' top pitching prospect will make his long-awaited debut in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Wheeler made 13 starts at Triple-A Las Vegas, going 4-2 with a 3.93 ERA, 73 strikeouts and 27 walks in 68 2/3 innings. I can't ****ing wait.
MAHOLM: Maholm issued a pair of walks in the three-run first inning he surrendered in Wednesday's loss to the Padres. He did not allow an earned run in the 15 1/3 innings totaled during his two starts against the Mets last year.
MARCUM: Marcum struggled in his return, allowing six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings vs. the Cubs. His ERA rose to 5.43 after another poor outing, and his spot in the rotation is becoming uncertain with Zack Wheeler's arrival looming.
MEDLEN: Medlen felt good but fell victim to a flurry of two-strike hits in a losing effort last Friday. He registered a season-high nine strikeouts in his only other appearance against the Mets this year, a 7-5 Braves win on May 24.
NIESE: Lacking his best stuff, and certainly his best curveball, Niese nonetheless gutted out 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball last time out against the Cubs. He's looking to avenge the seven-run thumping the Braves put on him May 5.
MINOR: Minor's rough patches Saturday were made worse by the defensive miscues behind him on the way to a no-decision. The three runs he's given up in 14 1/3 innings against the Mets this year have all come courtesy of homers.
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